Windows 2000/XP/Server 2003/Vista Solutions for PCMCIA SRAM and Linear Flash PC Cards

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Windows 2000 Work Around for PC Card SRAM and Linear Flash
Windows Readers for PCMCIA Linear Flash and SRAM PC Card Memory
Windows XP Work Around for PC Card SRAM
PCMCIA SRAM and Linear Flash PC Card Memory with Windows Server 2003
PCMCIA SRAM and Linear Flash PC Card Memory with The Windows Vista

Windows 2000 Work Around for PC Card SRAM and Linear Flash

Updated August 30, 2001 Linear Flash and SRAM Cards do not come with drivers, it has always been the OS vendor's responsibility to include support for these devices. Unlike previous versions of Windows, the Linear Flash and SRAM drivers traditionally included on Windows distributions are not included with Windows 2000. The following information explains a work around to get Windows 2000 to recognize and use Linear Flash and SRAM Cards. Be certain Windows 2000 has been upgraded with at least Service Pack 1 and the host hardware supports PC Cards. OEM installed Windows 2000 should not exhibit problems, but systems upgraded from older Windows versions may need confirmation that their hardware is compatible.

Please note that Synchrotech provides this work around as a customer service and does not guarantee that will work with every system configuration.

  1. During the Windows 2000 hardware setup process choose Display a list of known drivers... instead of Search for a suitable driver...
  2. Select the category Memory technology driver
  3. Select the M-Systems DiskOnChip2000 driver from listed manufacturer M-Systems Flash Disk Pioneers
  4. Click Yes on the Update Driver Warning message, continue and click Finish to complete the setup process, click No from the restart Windows message
  5. Access the Device Manager and highlight M-Systems DiskOnChip2000 from the category Memory technology driver (it has the conflict symbol)
  6. Access the M-Systems DiskOnChip2000 and click Update Driver from the Driver tab
  7. Choose Display a list of known drivers... instead of Search for a suitable driver... when the options appear
  8. You should now have more default driver options, select the Centennial PCMCIA Memory Card driver from listed manufacturer Centennial Technologies, Inc. (other drivers may work, but the Centennial driver was used successfully in testing)
  9. Click Yes on the Update Driver Warning message, continue and click Finish to complete the setup process, click Ok from the properties window then Yes from the restart Windows message
  10. When Windows restarts, you should see a new drive letter and icon from "My Computer" or Windows Explorer

If the work around doesn't work, please see Windows Readers for PCMCIA Linear Flash and SRAM PC Card Memory.

Windows Readers for PCMCIA Linear Flash and SRAM PC Card Memory

OMNIDriveUSB Pro and OMNIDrive Pro are external read-writers for PCMCIA Linear Flash, SRAM, and ATA Flash PC Cards. Their specialized software package allow Windows users to access, view, manipulate and even copy via binary images, the data on PCMCIA Memory PC Cards. For built-in PC Card slots, see our software page.

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Windows XP Work Around for PC Card SRAM

Updated March 04, 2002 SRAM Cards do not come with drivers, it has always been the OS vendor's responsibility to include support for these devices. Unlike previous versions of Windows, SRAM drivers traditionally included on Windows distributions are not included with Windows XP. The following information explains a work around to get Windows XP to recognize and use Attributed PC Card SRAM. It does not seem to work with non-attributed cards. Be certain Windows XP is up to date with the latest Service Packs and the host hardware correctly supports PC Cards.

Please note that Synchrotech provides this work around as a customer service and does not guarantee that will work with every system configuration.

  1. Insert the SRAM card into the PC Card slot
  2. When the 'Hardware Wizard' appears, select 'Install from a list or specific location (advanced)'
  3. Click 'Next'
  4. Select 'Don't search I will choose the driver to install'
  5. Click 'Next'
  6. Scroll through the list of choice and select 'PCMCIA and Flash memory devices'
  7. Click 'Next'
  8. Double click 'generic' under the Manufacturer listing
  9. Select 'Generic PCMCIA Memory Card' from the Model listing
  10. Click 'Next'
  11. Click the 'Yes' button when the warning dialog appears, to dismiss it
  12. Click 'Finish' when the 'Completing the found new hardware wizard' dialog appears

If the work around doesn't work, or Linear Flash support is needed, please see Windows Readers for PCMCIA Linear Flash and SRAM PC Card Memory.

PCMCIA SRAM and Linear Flash PC Card Memory with Windows Server 2003

To utilize PCMCIA SRAM and Linear Flash PC Card Memory with Windows Server 2003, please see the USB models listed in Windows Readers for PCMCIA Linear Flash and SRAM PC Card Memory.

PCMCIA SRAM and Linear Flash PC Card Memory with The Windows Vista

To utilize PCMCIA PC Card Linear Flash and SRAM Memory with The Windows Vista, please see the USB models listed in Windows Readers for PCMCIA Linear Flash and SRAM PC Card Memory.

PCMCIA Linear Flash
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Synchrotech offers AMD Series C, AMD Series C, Intel Series I, Intel Series II, and Intel Series II+. Other types are available for special order.
Software Packages
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PCMCIA Memory Card software for use with laptop slots or PCI based card readers
Provide Windows with various degrees of support for PCMCIA SRAM and Linear Flash PC Cards

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